Denver, CO.- The Kirkland Museum of Fine and Decorative Art in Denver presents “15 Colorado Artists: Breaking With tradition” from May 6th to July 31st. Original artwork of the founding members of this modernist group, some from their first exhibit launched in December of 1948, will be on view. Never-before-seen vintage photos of the artists and reproductions of the newspapers where much of the modernist debate in Denver was hashed out will also be displayed. Those who led the modernist charge in 1948 (and who are featured in the exhibition) include Don Allen, John Billmyer, Marion Buchan, Mina Conant, Eo Kirchner, Moritz Krieg, Duard Marshall, Louise Ronnebeck, William Sanderson, Paul K. Smith, J. Richard Sorby, Frank Vavra and Vance Kirkland, in whose former home the Kirkland Museum is based. Curators Hugh Grant and Deborah Wadsworth will publish articles in a book that will accompany the exhibition.